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    November 14, 2012
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republican controlled house and divided congress to further his agenda. as the president meets with business c-e-o's to brainstorm how to avoid going over the fiscal cliff. we're explaining how parents who pay for child care could be affected. >> he volunteered to answer lawmakers' questions. scandal is also holding up the marine generals nation to become nato's supreme allied commander. he resigned as head of the cia last week after admitting an affair with his biographer. the fbi discovered the affair while discovering hostile e-mail's. some of those females were for
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flirtatcious. >> he is doing an excellent job. he certainly has my continued confidence. his nomination has been put on hold as a prudent measure until we determine what the facts are. we will. a senior defense official says allen has denied wrongdoing. questions are now being raised about the motives of an f-b-i agent involved in the investigation. the agent who was the first person jill kelley approached about broadwell's e-mails had previously sent photos of himself, shirtless, to kelley. that's according to a u-s official.who says that agent was never part of the case. jill kelley tried to claim some
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sort of government privilege when she called 9-1-1 sunday to complain about reporters outside her home in tampa. >> this should not be able to stay on my property. in reality, kelley is just a volunteer. she is not a government employee, and is not entitled to diplomatic protection. general >> william ward improperly spent thousands of dollars on lavish travel and other expenses. he is being promoted over the findings. he will retire as a three-star general. he will also have to repay the government $82,000. president obama will meet with several business leaders today, and push for his plan to save the economy from the so-called fiscal cliff. this worst-case scenario means tax hikes and spending cuts totaling trillions of dollars... would automatically jump into effect at the beginning of next year. if the president and congress can't reach a deal on
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the debt. the white house and lawmakers created this deadline last year when they failed to reach an agreement on the deficit. the president is calling for one-point-six trillion dollars in new taxes on companies and the wealthy. yesterday, the president made his case to labor leaders. we're committed to preserving the tax breaks for the middle class. making sure that they pay their fair share. president obama plans to meet with congressional leaders from both parties on friday. she must >> run for reelection to her minority position. no democrat has made a move to seriously
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challenge her. >> the seventh award alderman sandy jackson's get the city council meeting this morning and is not commenting on a wall street report she may have been involved in spending campaign cash on furniture for their home. >> the latest information about the fed's going after sandy jackson says to me that plea negotiations somehow got derailed. there was a sticking point, do not know what it is. maybe he does not want to do jail time and they are pushing jail time. congressman jackson remains in minnesota.
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>>he used taxpayer financed office to conduct private business. former speakers are allowed to use government office five years after they have stepped up. it is illegal for them to use the office for commercial purposes. use his office to conduct research on a commercial venture. the former controller of dixon of illinois guilty. >> the numbers in this story are staggering. one of the biggest
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abuses of public trust in the history of illinois. $53.7 million stolen over a period of about two decades. prosecutors say that she is the money to fund her lavish lifestyle. she walked out of the courthouse a little while ago surrounded by reporters and photographers. she did not say one word to us. we kept asking her if she was sorry. among the people who were present or several residents of dixon illinois. they are here to observe everything happening including one of the city commissioners. >> if we can even get half that would be good. it is one of those deals, some of it is just
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gone. the more we can get, the better. they deserve to get back. >> 15-20. >> they will never recoup $53 million. any restoration will help. there are a lot of needs in this city. >> the guilty plea enables the federal government to start selling her assets. including half a million dollars' worth of jewelry. vacation homes in florida. hundreds of horses in her care. this is a class c felony that carries a maximum prison sentence of 20 years.
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the latest after a grocery clerk was shot and killed inside his store.
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fiery red sending to people and a firefighter to the hospital. the fire broke out at this for4 story building. a took firefighters a half an hour to get it under control the fire fighters being checked as a precaution. police >> say it was during a robbery. a popular store clerk was shot and killed last night. it has the neighborhood eager to see a rest. for a man they say had a heart of gold. the bullet holes and forensic stickers near the register make clear why it is an
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open today. many regular customers are devastated by the death of a 40 year-old store clerk. why would you heard this man like this? >> investigators likely have plenty of footage of the gunmen and shooting. the clark moved here just a few months ago from new york. he connected with people quickly. >> the tried to keep the boys off the street, just making sure everybody is okay.
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>>the family of a woman who was run over and killed by a c-t-a bus in 2007. may get millions of dollars in a settlement being discussed in court today. ludwika szynalik was trying to get her bike off the rack on the front of a bus when the bus driver accelerated and ran over her. she was dragged 80-feet before the driver realized what had happened. the incident was recorded by a camera on the bus. the driver was later fired. the c-t-a board is discussing whether to approve a settlement of nearly 5 and-a-half million dollars. this video was seen around the
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world. your support of the claim by law is that a code of silence with in this place to parkd. the city it intends to challenge the verdict through polls trial foost trial motionsa manhattan grand jury is hearing evidence against pedro hernandez in the 1979 disappearance of etan patz. a decision is expected by thursday whether hernandez will be indicted on kidnapping and murder charges. hernandez confessed to murdering patz six months ago. grand jurors have been asked to indict hernandez based on his confessions and police testimony but it is unlikely that this will be enough to meet the low standard of proof needed for the indictment. patz has been missing since may of 1979 when he was last seen walking alone to a bus stop in so ho. a man who accused the voice of sesame street's elmo of an underage sexual relationship is now recanting his story. kevin clash took a leave of absence from sesame street and denied that the relationship started when the accuser was a minor. clash, who has been elmo's puppeteer for 27 years, said the relationship was between
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consenting adults. the accuser released a statement yesterday acknowledging that was the case. clash says he's relieved the charge has been dropped. the dave matthews band is offering a helping hand to survivors of hurricane sandy. they're having a benefit concert with all proceeds going to the sandy relief fund. tickets are still on sale for that show. >>actor channing tatum sexiest man alive. currently training to
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and other major recall from a toyota. more than 2.7 million vehicles worldwide. among the 14 models subject to winrepair.
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they've not had any reports of crashes or injuries. could ihere's something that could cause concern when it comes to feeding your family. the government is halting sample test of produce for salmonella and other pathogens. they no longer fund this program. stocks are falling across the board today. concern over the budget debate in washington. more than 80 percent of hispanics aged 25 + do not have a bachelor's degree. lack of higher learning is bad for the american labor force. possibly having bigger implications for the overall economy. the growing population of hispanics will not be able to do fill higher-paying jobs. macy's is under pressure right now to tell donald trump that he is fired. customers urging the department store to ditch all of his branded apparel. more than a
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half-million people have added their names to a petition. objections to his attacks on president obama during the election campaign. still to come this midday we're waiting to hear from the president from the white house where he's set to address reporters. also ahead, former chicago bear richard dent joins us live in the studio after the break!
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australians and visitors to the land down under were treated to a rare sky show early today.. a total solar eclipse. the northern area of queensland was plunged into darkness for two minutes. as thousands of people gathered to watch. authorities warned the spectators to wear safety goggles.. because the sun is still incredibly powerful, even when it's hidden behind the moon. >> the northern lights visible all the way through montana.
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this one comes near st. charles. look at those beautiful colors. 27 degrees at the time. what an amazing nine it was. we had reports from montana right on through the midwest. in to solve in canada. these are made and high-level clouds. it will be a pretty nice day. we have some clout on the way tomorrow. clouds on the way tomorrow. second longest streak without
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snow within the last 30 years. 198 days is what is typical. that explains the cooler weather. about 77 percent of our days have been cooler than normal. we're running about 6.1 degrees cooler than november's opened last year. look at some of the low temperatures last night. all down in the mid-20s last night. we're bouncing back. you can see the double digit temperature increases. the arctic air is pulling back into canada. part of the reason for that are the steering winds across the continent. there blowing from west to east. 42
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degrees in chicago. the 42 at midway. 42 at ohare. windchill 36. these are current temperatures. 44 at lincoln par k. 44 at mchenry. 100 percent of our possibles sun yesterday. it has happened only five times. we
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have a fair amount of sun to a. they're no big stories in the lower 48. a pretty active weather system for the moment just these made and high-level cloth. uds. we'll still get some sun shine through these clouds. there's no sign chance that there will be a sprinkel. this is the one that spins up along the east coast and seven showers. this is just a little
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trough coming from chicago. lots of small craft advisory is off the east coast. we will show you that storm on the east coast that is being monitored carefully. i cannot remember a time where we've had three nor'easters affecting coast at one time there extensive cloudiness today. much of it the middle and high level cloud cover. extensive cloud tomorrow.
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in a new book, released this september, hall of fame football player and former chicago bears defensive end richard dent shares his story about his 15- year career in the n-f-l. he co-wrote "blood, sweat and bears" with chicago tribune sportswriter fred mitchell. one of the many topics coverd in the book is the issue of concussions, which has recently rocked the league. thanks for coming in.
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>> it is amazing how relevant they really is. talk to me about the apparent young led the nfl in sacksat. you lead the nfl in sacks. >> i say the way you make it safe is to tell the offensive player. the point of it is, that is not what people want to see. people want to see the physicality. >> 25% of all nfl games played lost 1/4 bac due to a concussion. is the game changing?
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>> we're talking about a game. the leak new they had problems with the helmet. what needs to happen, they need to take care of the guys on the back end of the deal. that is what is important. thank you so much. good to have you. we're going to break in for president obama first news conference. >> i want to reiterate what i said on friday. right now our economy is still recovering from a very deep and damaging crisis our top priority has to be jobs and growth. we have to build on the progress that we have made. this nation succeeds when we have a growing thriving middle class. that is the idea at the
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core of the plan that i talked about on the campaign trail. rewarding manufacturers and small businesses to create jobs here. providing more americans with chances to learn the skills that businesses are looking for now. keeping this country at the forefront of research, technology clean energy. putting people back to work rebuilding roads and schools. we face a very clear deadline that requires us to make some big decisions on jobs taxes deficits by the end of the year. i believe both parties can work together to make these decisions in a balanced and responsible way. yesterday i met with labor and civic leaders for their input. today i am meeting with ceos of some of the largest companies. i will meet with leaders of both parties of
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congress before the week is out. there's only one way to solve these challenges. as i have said before, i am open to compromise and new ideas. i have been encouraged to hear republican after republican agreed on the idea that we need more revenue and if we're going to be serious about reducing the deficit. when it comes to taxes there are two pathways available. option one is if congress fails to act by the end of this year everybody's taxes will automatically go up. including the 90 percent of americans to make less than $250,000 a year. and the 97 percent of small businesses. that does not make sense. our economy cannot afford the right now. certainly no middle class family can afford that right now. nobody says they wanted to happen. we can pass a law right
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now that would prevent any tax hike on the first $250,000 of everybody's income. that means every american gets a tax cut. that means that 90 percent of all americans will not see their taxes go up a single time. the senate has already passed a law like this. democrats and house are ready to pass a law like this, i hope republicans come on board to. we should not hold the middle class hostage while we debate tax cut for the wealthy. we should at least do what we agree on. that is to keep middle-class tax as well. we can get folks some certainty before the holiday season. i will not pretend like figuring everything else will be easy but i'm
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confident we can do that. i know we have to. i know that is what the american people want. that was a very clear message from the election last week. that was the message of the letter i received over the weekend. a came from a man in tennessee who began writing that he did not vote for me. he said even though he did not give me as though, he is giving his support to move this country forward. he said the same did republican representatives in washington. as long as we work together to make life better for all of us. he made it clear that if we do not make enough progress he will be back in touch. my hope is that we will make progress in light of personal and party principles. we have to work
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together and put our differences aside. i could not say a better t it better myself. >>can you assure the american people that there have been no breaches of classified information? do you think that you as commander in chief should of been told before the election? >> i have no evidence at this point from what i have seen that classified information was disclosed that in any way would have had a negative impact on our national security. obviously there is an ongoing investigation. i do not want to
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comment on the specifics of the investigation. the fbi has its own protocols. i'm going to let director mahler examine those particles. and make some statements to the public generally. i do want to emphasize what i have said before. general betray his habi served this country with great distinction. by his own assessment he did not meet the standards that he felt were necessary as the director of cia. with respect to his personal matter. it is on that basis that he tendered his resignation and acceptance. i
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want to emphasize that from my perspective he has provided this country an extraordinary service. we are safer because of the work he has done. my main hope is that he and his family are able to move on and that this ends up being a single side know on what has otherwise been an extraordinary career. i think you're going to have to talk to the fbi in terms of a third general protocols are in terms of what started off as a potential criminal investigation. we're not supposed to a metal and criminal investigations. that has been our practice. there are certain procedures that the fbi follows
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when they're involved in these investigations. people are innocent until proven guilty. we want to make sure it we do not prejudge these kinds of situations. >> two years ago you said that he would not extend the bush era tax cuts. at the end of the day he did. why should the republicans believe he will not cave again? >> two years ago the economy was in a different situation. we were still very much in the early part of recovering from the worst economic crisis since the great depression. ultimately
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we came together not only to extend the bush tax cuts but also a wide range of policies that are going to be good for the economy at the point. unemployment insurance extensions. all of which made a difference. part of the reason we have seen 32 consecutive months of job growth. what i said at the time is what i meant. this was a onetime proposition. what i have told leaders privately as well as publicly is that we cannot afford to extend the bush tax cuts for the wealthy. what we can do is make sure that the middle-class taxes to not go up. the most important step we can take right now, i think the
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foundation for an economy that creates jobs and gives the consumer surge and a is if we say 90 percent of americans are not going to see their taxes go up. half of the danger to our economy is removed by that single step. what we can then do is shake a process whereby we look at tax reforms, i am very eager to do. i think we can simplify our tax system. i think we can make it more efficient. we can eliminate loopholes and deductions that have a distorting effect on our economy. i believe that we have to continue to take a serious look at how we reform our
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entitlements. health-care costs continue to be the biggest driver of our deficits. there is a package to be shaped. i'm confident that folks of goodwill in both parties can make that happen. what i am not going to do is extend bush tax cuts for wealthiest 2 percent that we cannot afford and according to economists will have the least positive impact on our economy. >> he have said that the wealthiest must pay more. what closing loopholes satisfy your? >> i think there are loopholes that can be closed. we should look at how we can make a profit of deductions. the filing process easier and simpler. when it comes to the top 2 percent
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what i'm not going to do is to extend further a tax cut for folks who do not need which would cost close to a trillion dollars. it is difficult to see how you make up that trillion dollars. just by closing loopholes and deductions. the mass tends not to work. it is important to establish a basic principle that was debated extensively during the course of this campaign. this should not be a surprise to anybody. when it comes to how we reduce our deficit, i argued for a balanced responsible approach. part of that included making sure the wealthiest americans pay a little bit more. i think every voter understood that that was an important debate. the majority of voters agreed with me. more voters agreed with me
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on this issue than voted for me. we have a clear majority of the american people who recognize that we are going to be serious about that deduction. are we going to hold the middle class hostage in order to go ahead and let that happen? or can we step back and say this is something we agree on? we do not want middle-class taxes to go up. let's go ahead and let this in. it will be good for the economy. it takes the edge off of the fiscal cliff. let's also then commit ourselves. i'm willing to look additional l. want a big deal. i want a comprehensive deal. i want to see if we can at
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least provide certainty to businesses and the american people so that we can focus on job growth. so that we are investing in the things that we need. right now i want to make sure the taxes on middle-class families do not go up. there is a very easy way to do that. we can get that done by next week. >> on immigration reform. the criticism in the past has been that you did not put forth legislation with specific ideas and send it up the hill. this time around you have said this will be one of the top priorities for a second term. will you send legislation? what do you envision is broad immigration reform? what lessons
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did democrats learn about the latino? i think what was incredibly and urging was to see a significant increase and latino turnout. the fastest- growing group in the country. historically we have seen is the latino vote at lower rates than the broader population. that is beginning to change. you're starting to see a sense of empowerment and civic participation that i think is going to be powerful and good for the country. it is why i am very confident that we can get the immigration reform done. i give a couple of interviews where i predicted that the latino vote was going to be strong and that would cause some reflection. i think that as a
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positive sign. this is not historically been a partisan issue. president bush supported immigration reform in the past. my expectation is that we get a bill introduced and we begin the process in congress very soon after my inauguration. once in a comprehensive immigration reform it is very similar to the outlines of previous immigration reform. it should include. we have to secure our borders. it should contain serious penalties for companies that are purposely hiring undocumented workers and taking advantage of them. i do think there should be
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a pathway for legal status for those who are living in this country and they're not engaged in criminal activity. are here simply just to work. it is important for them to pay back taxes. it is important for them to learn english. it is important for them to pay a fine. to give them an avenue where they can resolve their legal status in this country is very important. obviously making sure we put into law the first that we've taken in mid-tripoli dealing with the dream act is very important as well. one thing them clear about is that young people who are brought here with no fault of their own and have gone to school and have pledged allegiance to our flag and want to serve in our military, want to go to school and contribute to our society they should not be under the cloud of deportation. we should
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give them every opportunity to earn their citizenship. there are other components to this. the business community continues to be do concerned about getting enough high skilled workers. i am a believer that if you have a ph.d. in physics or computer science and you want to stay here and make a business, we should not make it harder. we should try to encourage them. the agricultural sector actually has very specific concerns about making sure that they have their work force that helps deliver food to our tables. there are going to be a bunch of components. whatever process we have wiens tune to make sure border security is strong. i think that is something we can get done.
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>> i want to follow up on a couple of questions. and having to do with his question, are you withholding judgment on whether you should have known sooner that there was a potential investigation into whether your cia director potential security breach with the cia director? are you withholding judgment until the investigation is complete? tax rates, is there no deal at the end of the year if it is not the clinton deal for tax cuts? >> i am withholding judgment with respect to how the entire
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process surrounding the general came up. we do not have all of the information yet. i want to say i have a lot of confidence generally in the fbi. they have a difficult job. i'm going to wait and see. it is also possible that had we been told you'd be sitting here asking a question about why were you involved in a criminal investigation? i think it is best for us to just see how this whole process unfolded. with respect to the tax rates. i want to emphasize, i'm open to new ideas. if they have a great idea
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for us to raise revenue and maintain progress. make sure the middle class is not getting hit. reduces our deficit, encourages growth. i'm not going to just slam the door in their face. i want to hear ideas from everybody. the belief this is solvable. i think fair minded people could come to an agreement that does not cause the economy to go back into recession. am confident they can be done. my budget frankly doesn't. i do not expect the republicans to simply adopt my budget. that is not realistic. we're going to have to compromise. compromises are. is hard.
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everybody's going to be perfectly happy. what i will not do is to have a process that is vague that says we're going to kind of raise revenue through dynamic scoring or closing loopholes that have not been identified. the reason i will not do that is because i did not want to find ourselves in this position where low and behold the only way to close the deficit is to sock it to middle- class families. for to burden families that have disabled kids are having a parent in a nursing home. or suddenly we have to cut more out of our basic research budget that is the key to growing the economy in the long term. that is my
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concern. i'm less concerned about redlines perce. i'm concerned about not finding ourselves in a situation where the wealthy are not paying more or not paying as much as they should. middle-class families are making up the difference. that is this kind of status quo that has been going on here too long. that is exactly what i argued against during this campaign. i'm pretty confident that the american people understood what they were getting when they gave me this incredible privilege of being in office for another four years. they want compromise and they want action. they also want to make sure that middle-class folks are not burying the dead is going to be my guiding
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principle during these negotiations. more poorly during the next four years of my administration.importantly during the next four years of my administration >> you said you were looking forward to speaking with governor romney sitting down in the coming weeks to discuss ways you can work together. have you extended? >> have not scheduled something yet. i think everybody forgets that the election was only zero weeks ago. i know i have forgotten. i forgot on wednesday. i think everybody needs to catch their breath. i'm sure governor romney is spending time with his family. my hope is that before the end of the year that we have a chance to get down and sit down and talk.
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there are certain aspects that i think could be very helpful. to give you one example, i do think he did a terrific job running the olympics. that skill said of trying to figure out how we make something work better applied to the federal government. i think there are a lot of ideas that i do not think our partisan ideas but are just smart ideas about how we can make the federal government more customer friendly. how can we make sure we are consolidating programs that are duplicative. he presented some ideas during the course of the campaign that i actually agree with. it would be interesting to talk to him about something like that. there may be at the is that he has with respect to